Space Education Research Lab of National Center of GIS and Space Applications, in collaboration with Office of Astronomy for Education, International Astronomical Union, is organizing Teachers Training Workshop 2023, from September 7-9, 2023 at IST, Islamabad.

The 3-day workshop is a transformative event aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge of primary and secondary school science educators. This workshop is a unique opportunity for science teachers to delve into the captivating realm of Space Education, equipping them with innovative teaching methodologies and engaging resources for school and college students.

The primary goal of the workshop is to empower educators with the tools they need to ignite curiosity and enthusiasm for space exploration within their students. By merging theoretical understanding with practical pedagogy techniques, we aim to:

  • Foster a deeper comprehension of Space Science concepts among science teachers.
  • Enable educators to effectively convey complex space subjects to students of varying age groups.
  • Inspire a sense of wonder and curiosity about space technology and the cosmos among young learners.
  • Establish a network of dedicated teachers who are committed to elevating science education in Pakistan.

Workshop Dates and Venue

Date: September 7-9, 2023

Venue: Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad

Timings: 0900 – 1600 hours (Thursday and Saturday),

1430 – 2100 hours (Friday)

This workshop is tailor-made for educators who are passionate about enriching science education in Pakistan. If you meet any of the following criteria, this workshop is a perfect fit for you:

  • Currently teaching Science or Physics subjects in private or public institutions.
  • Dedicated to inspiring students with captivating and innovative teaching methods.
  • Eager to integrate space science and astronomy concepts into your curriculum.

It’s an opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, share best practices, and collaborate to enhance science education.

Selected participants will not only gain knowledge during the workshop but also have the chance to amplify its impact. After the event, these educators will collaborate with the organizing team for three months to implement the newly acquired strategies in their own institutions. This extended engagement ensures that the insights gained during the workshop reach far beyond the event itself, positively influencing students and fellow educators in the long term.

Selection Process

Application Submission: Interested teachers are invited to submit their applications before August 11, 2023. Application includes a brief motivation statement that highlights their dedication to science education and their interest in space science and astronomy.

Evaluation: Applications will be carefully evaluated based on their relevance to the workshop’s goals, the applicant’s experience in teaching science or physics subjects and their motivation statement.

Notification: Selected participants will be notified via email, and they will be provided with detailed instructions on the next steps, including the registration process.

Registration and Fees

The registration fee for the Teachers Training Workshop 2023 is set at 2000/- PKR. This fee covers essential components that enhance your workshop experience:

Participant Package: A comprehensive package designed to support your learning journey throughout the workshop.

Workshop Materials: Access to all workshop materials, resources, and tools needed for interactive and hands-on learning.

Note: the registration fee does not cover transportation and lodging expenses, which will be the responsibility of the participants.

Registration Deadline for the Workshop is August 11, 2023.

Upon successful completion of the workshop, teachers who attend with a minimum of 80% attendance and successfully fulfill the assigned tasks will be awarded a certificate of participation. This recognition signifies your commitment to enhancing your teaching skills in the realm of space science and astronomy.
Limited number of registrations shall be entertained. Therefore the registrations may close before the mentioned deadline if the number of slots available are filled beforehand.